In an effort to keep track of the biggest medical centers, ABC News is breaking down the medical centers with the highest number of beds per capita, most beds per person, most outpatient and emergency rooms per capita and the largest number of patients per capita in each.
Our experts say which are the best in the nation.
Here’s what you need to know: The Bay Area Medical Center, with 1,500 beds and 1,600 beds per 1,000 residents, is the largest in the United States.
The medical center at the University of California, San Francisco, has the highest per capita hospital beds in the U.T.O.S., which ranks second with 1.35 beds per 100,000 people, is located at the intersection of Interstate 580 and Interstate 280 in San Francisco.
The hospital also has the most outpatient beds in California with 1 million, and emergency room beds at the San Francisco General Hospital are second largest in California behind San Francisco-Oakland Medical Center.
The University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia has the third highest number for beds per resident, at 4,000.
The San Francisco Bay Area Healthcare System has the fifth highest per person hospital beds per population with 6.2.
The Oakland Medical Center in Oakland has the seventh highest per patient hospital beds with 7.3.
The Veterans Affairs Medical Center at West Point is the sixth largest in a list of all hospitals with the largest population per capita.
The U.N. Children’s Hospital in New York City ranks first with 1 in 8 children hospitalized, according to the U,N.
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has a population of 2.3 million.
The Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Policy Research has the eighth most patients per resident in the country at 1.25 per 1 million residents.
The Children’s Medical Center of Philadelphia has a 2.1 per 1 1 million population.
The Bayview Medical Center has the 10th highest number per capita of people hospitalized with a total of 1.8 per 1.5 million residents in California.
The largest number for patients per person in California is the University Health Network, at 8,632.
The hospitals are located in the San Jose, Palo Alto, San Diego and San Francisco metro areas.
The California Medical Association, which represents the state’s doctors and surgeons, has said the Bayview, which is located in San Jose’s Silicon Valley neighborhood, has been “the most underperforming health system in the state for years.”
It has been the source of controversy over its treatment of a number of low-income residents, who have struggled to get health care.
In a statement, the association said it was “deeply disappointed by the results” of the Kaiser survey.